A struggle involving constant “zhuzhing”, copious amounts of thickening products and texture spray, tireless attempts at executing flowing, wavy curls that were destined to fall after a couple of hours, EVEN back-combing it to buggery (look, I was 16, I didn’t know any better).
I’d tried it all, to the point where in recent years I’ve had it chopped down to a blunt-cut lob which I wear in a low ponytail between cuts. Because, honestly, who can be bothered?
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It’s low-maintenance – I’ll give it that. I air-dry it, I don’t own a straightener, it behaves most of the time (bar humidity – hello greasy roots and frizzy ends, no one invited you to the party).
But, most of the time, it just looks flat.
A word no one wants associated with their lewk, right?
I’ve always longed for body; to flip around a luscious head of thick, flowing curls and boast a substantial ponytail.
Hair that isn’t so fine it tangles as soon as the wind blows ever-so-slightly.
Hair that has all the things the back of the conditioner bottle promises.
But ultimately, hair that looks like it’s having a good time, not hair that looks like it just crawled into the office after a big weekend on a Monday morning.
Enter: Sitting Pretty.
The genius company who introduced me to Claudette, who has changed my life for the better.
Claudette is my new halo hairpiece.
We’re running away together.